Lisa, European-trained tea sommelier and owner of TeaHaus, and Jill, who writes our research-based blog (It's More Than Tea), thoroughly cover the world of tea.
They begin with the basics—how leaves become tea, types of tea, how to brew loose tea leaves—and then explain how you can taste like an expert and how to determine what tea ware best meets your needs.
Next, they dive into caffeine, take a look at the polyphenols found in green vs black tea, and evaluate the potential health benefits of both tea and herbal tea. They also explore tea traditions around the world; survey major tea-producing countries; examine the tea industry; and discover how to use tea as an ingredient in cooking, baking, and cocktails (with lots of recipes).
Whether you are new to tea or a longtime tea drinker, you're sure to pick up a few tips and learn more about one of the world's favorite beverages.